Open Channel Hydraulics

Open Channel Hydraulics, 1st Edition

Open Channel Hydraulics, 1st Edition,A. Osman Akan,ISBN9780750668576






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Easy to use, exceptional introductory text to this core topic in civil engineering

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Key Features

·Clear and simple style suited for undergraduates and graduates alike
·Many solved problems and worked examples
·Practical and accessible guide to key aspects of open channel flow


Open Channel Hydraulics is written for undergraduate and graduate civil engineering students, and practicing engineers.

Written in clear and simple language, it introduces and explains all the main topics required for courses on open channel flows, using numerous worked examples to illustrate the key points.

With coverage of both introduction to flows, practical guidance to the design of open channels, and more advanced topics such as bridge hydraulics and the problem of scour, Professor Akan's book offers an unparalleled user-friendly study of this important subject


Undergraduate civil engineering students, those who are enrolled in dual level courses (senior undergraduates and first year graduate students), and practicing engineers.

A. Osman Akan

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia, USA

Open Channel Hydraulics, 1st Edition




Chapter 1: Fundamentals of open-channel flow

Chapter 2: Energy and momentum principles

Chapter 3: Normal flow

Chapter 4: Gradually-varied flow

Chapter 5: Design of open channels

Chapter 6: Hydraulic structures

Chapter 7: Bridge hydraulics

Chapter 8: Introduction to unsteady open-channel flow


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